What To Do With My Dojo Loach
Tropical Fish

Tropical Fish Keeping - Aquarium fish care and resources » Freshwater Fish and Aquariums » Freshwater and Tropical Fish » What To Do With My Dojo Loach

What To Do With My Dojo Loach

This is a discussion on What To Do With My Dojo Loach within the Freshwater and Tropical Fish forums, part of the Freshwater Fish and Aquariums category; --> As some of you know from my previous thread, I recently purchased a Dojo Loach for my 29 gallon aquarium and am having second ...

Check out these freshwater fish profiles
Goldfish
Goldfish
Pygmy Cory
Pygmy Cory
Reply
LinkBack Thread Tools vBmenu Seperating Image Search this Thread vBmenu Seperating Image
What To Do With My Dojo Loach
Old 09-07-2010, 03:42 PM   #1
 
What To Do With My Dojo Loach

As some of you know from my previous thread, I recently purchased a Dojo Loach for my 29 gallon aquarium and am having second thoughts. The tank is set up as a tropical tank, so right off the bad the Dojo's coldwater preferences are clashing. Also there's not too terribly much cover, one big rock and a few small logs, but I left it mainly open because I want more active swimming fish. So far he's either been hiding the past few days, or freaking out and stirring up sand and swimming up the glass, generally acting stressed. My question is: Do you guys think getting a second Dojo would calm him enough to keep him, or should I just try taking him back to the LFS and getting corys or some other kind of bottom dwellers?


Also, what are your thoughts on my stocking plan?

9 Zebra Danios
2 Flame Dwarf Gouramis
2 Dojo Loaches (if I keep him, otherwise this will be replaced by some other bottom dweller)
2 Flame Neon Dwarf Gouramis
1 Small Angel fish

What do you guys think?
TMF89 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-07-2010, 04:10 PM   #2
 
aunt kymmie's Avatar
 
If it was me (and it's not) I'd return him, besides preferring cooler water than your other fishes, a 29gl isn't large enough or suitable for him long term.
aunt kymmie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-07-2010, 07:57 PM   #3
 
Byron's Avatar
 
I certainly agree with kymmie.

A group of Corydoras would suit your 29g, they are shoaling fish and a group of 5 would be fine. Or if you like two species, three of each will work. But no less than 3 of any one species, they need to be in a group.

Byron.
Byron is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Dojo Loach TMF89 Freshwater and Tropical Fish 3 09-05-2010 02:28 PM
golden dojo loach peterman Cyprinids and Atherinids 4 02-22-2009 03:21 PM
any dojo loach keepers out there? Aquarius Keeper Cyprinids and Atherinids 2 12-02-2008 06:20 PM
Dojo loach mystery... Shannara Tropical Fish Diseases 13 09-21-2007 09:58 PM


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 10:39 PM.